"Glider has a very simple concept, as many early Mac games did, but it
was brilliantly executed and is still enjoyable to play today. I
realised yesterday that I love the feel of old games like Glider because
you can tell that they made the graphics on a computer not that
dissimilar to the one you're playing it on! You can see all the familiar
MacPaint patterns in the graphics - check out the 'brick' pattern
wearing through the wall (with a bit of the spray-paint tool for good
measure) in the guitar room to see what I mean. Glider got more
developed and complex with later versions, but the original conceit
still stands out as an absolute classic of 1980's Mac games. It's a very
elegant, concise game with excellent graphics and simple but engaging
gameplay. Truly excellent."
Controls are much cruder than those of the later games (the glider is in
constant motion - you can only change its direction.) Many graphics are
unique to this version, most notably the "bad cat". B/W only.